Department of Education and Early Development
Alaska State Libraries, Archives, & Museums
JUNEAU - The Alaska State Library will feature salmon canneries and the new book, Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska's Historic Salmon Canneries, edited by Anjuli Grantham, for June First Friday. The book draws from the Karen Hofstad collection in the library's historical collections, and Grantham will showcase some of her favorite original salmon can labels, scrapbooks, and other cannery ephemera in the APK Research Center from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
At 6:00 pm, join Grantham and contributing fishtorian (that's fish + historian) Bob King in the lecture hall for a presentation about the book. Grantham will speak about canneries as sites of Alaska history and King will discuss his chapter on the Hunter Bay cannery. A book signing will follow at The Store at the APK.
Grantham is the Curator of Statewide Services at the Alaska State Museum. She is a public historian, has formerly worked as the director of the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative, and was an Alaska Humanities Forum 2017 Alaska Salmon Fellow. King was news director at Dillingham radio station KDLG for 17 years, has researched, written, and discussed fish issues since the 1980s, and was an advisor on fish related issues for Senator Mark Begich.
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